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MSS 0140 Elbert Terry Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0140

Content Description

The collection is comprised of black and white photographs of African Americans that date from 1933 through 1976. Photographs include the Terry family, along with relatives and friends in Terry's Grocery Market, the Pentecostal Missionary Baptist Church, the Terry family residence, Jack Yates High School, Harris County Court House, and several residential and community areas in Sunnyside. The collection includes photo identification sheets of descriptions of photographs.

Dates

  • 1933 - 1976

Conditions Governing Access

None

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Elbert Terry Family Collection must be obtained from the African American Library at the Gregory School or the appropriate copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Elbert Terry was a developer of Houston’s first all-black suburban community, Sunnyside which is located south of downtown. He was a civic leader in the NAACP and president of the Sunnyside Civic Club. Elbert and Girthia Terry were long time members of the Pentacostal Missionary Baptist Church, where Girthia taught vacation bible classes. Elbert owned Terry’s Grocery and Market. Robert Terry (Elbert’s and Girthia’s son) attended Jack Yates and Wiley College and was employed with the U.S. Postal Service. Marvin Earl Terry (Elbert’s and Girthia’s son) attended Jack Yates High School and Mary Ellen College. Girthia’s parents were Henry Elmore Lillie and Annie Lillie who resided in Houston. Clara Jackson was Elbert Terry’s mother.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Arrangement

Series I: Photographs

Transfer Note

These records were formerly housed at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library as MSS 0226 Elbert Terry Family collection and were transferred to the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library in March 2019.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Dopnated by Girthia Terry, 1982

Processing Information

Processed by Sheena Wilson, 2019
Title
MSS 0140 Elbert Terry Family Collection
Subtitle
An Inventory of Records at the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Gregory School Repository

Contact:

The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
832-393-1440
HPL.Gregoryschool@houstontx.gov
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Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002
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TXR.Reference@houstontx.gov
832-393-1662